Arno & Louise Wildlife

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Japanese White-eye

The Japanese White-eye (Zosterops japonicas) – also known as the mejiro – is native to much of East Asia, including Japan, China, Vietnam, Taiwan, and the Philippines. It has been intentionally introduced to other parts of the world as a pet and as pest control, with mixed results. As one of the native species of the Japanese islands, … Read more

Ground Rollers (Brachypteraciidae)

The Ground Rollers (Brachypteraciidae) combine a small family of non-migratory birds that are only found on the island of Madagascar located in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa. Its members are related to the kingfishers, bee-eaters, and rollers; and some consider the Ground Rollers to be a subfamily of the true rollers. … Read more


Eagles are large birds of prey mostly found in the Old World, with more than 60 species being found in Eurasia and Africa. Only two species – the Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle – are endemic in North America and nine more are Central and South American natives. The White-bellied Sea Eagle and Wedge-tailed Eagle … Read more


Cranes (Gruidae) occur on all continents except Antarctica and South America. Some species are long-distance migrants, while those found in warmer climates are mostly sedentary (non-migratory). These gregarious birds typically form large flocks in places where many of them are found. However, their numbers are declining and some species are at risk of extinction, such as … Read more

Flycatchers (family Muscicapidae)

The Old World flycatchers family Muscicapidae is a large family of small passerine birds restricted to the Old World (Europa, Asia, and Africa). A group of flycatchers is often referred to as “outfield”, “swatting”, “zapper” or “zipper” of flycatchers. These are mainly small arboreal insectivores, many of which, as the name implies, take their prey on the wing. The appearance of … Read more


Vultures are scavenging birds, feeding mostly on the carcasses of dead animals. Vultures are found on every continent except Antarctica and Oceania.   A group of vultures is occasionally called a venue. When circling in the air, a group of vultures is called a kettle Species: Vultures fall into two groups: Old World Vultures (Europe, … Read more

Guam Rails

The Guam Rail, Gallirallus owstoni, is a flightless bird, endemic to Guam. The Guam Rail disappeared from southern Guam in the early 1970s and was extirpated from the entire island by the late 1980s This species is now being bred in captivity by the Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources on Guam and at some … Read more

Blue-footed Boobies

The Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii) is a bird in the Sulidae family which comprises ten species of long-winged seabirds. The name “booby” comes from the Spanish term bobo, which means “Stupid”. This is because the Blue-footed Booby is clumsy on the land. Like other seabirds, they can be very tame. The natural breeding habitat of … Read more